Drugs, machetes seized from Port Alberni home during raid

Drugs, machetes seized from Port Alberni home during raid
Port Alberni RCMP
The home where the search warrant was executed is shown.

Police say drugs and weapons were seized from a home in Port Alberni earlier this week when Mounties executed a search warrant in the southern end of the city.

On March 10, RCMP say they executed a search warrant at a home along North Crescent as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

Inside the home, officers seized “various amounts of controlled substances” as well as machetes and airsoft guns.

Ten people were in the home at the time of the raid, including one person who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for assault causing bodily harm and two counts of failing to appear in court.

No one was arrested at the time, and no charges have been laid, but RCMP tell CHEK News that the investigation is ongoing and charges are expected to be recommended in the future.

RCMP say they’re working proactively to disrupt drug sales in Port Alberni, with an eye towards helping reduce overdoses in the community.

READ MORE: Port Alberni fights toxic drug crisis after becoming ‘third-worst death rate in province’

“The importation, production and trafficking of fentanyl has been associated to the involvement of organized crime groups,” said Const. Richard Johns with the Port Alberni RCMP in a release Friday.

“We are focused on targeting these groups, which seize upon and exploit all opportunities to profit from the sale of illicit drugs,” he said.

Mounties say they have executed two search warrants on suspected drug houses in Port Alberni since the start of 2024, and have also seized “nearly 1,000 individual uses of potentially fatal illicit drugs,” hundreds of different controlled substances and approximately $6,500 since the start of the year.

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